Adult education

A new development of 2013 was a ten week continuing education course which ran from the beginning of October to early December. The course entitled 'Cancer: An Introduction to Research in Oncology' was run in association with the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education and covers a wide range of the research conducted in Oxford. The course assumes no previous knowledge of the subject. We ran our second course in Oxford in Spring 2015, which attracted attendees aged from 17 to 77 and from all backgrounds and professions. 

The next course will start in January 2016 and will be based at the University of Reading. Visit the Department for Continuing Education website to enrol.

Programnme details

  • The history of cancer
  • Tumour biology
  • Cell biochemistry
  • Biomarkers
  • Medical imaging
  • Radiotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Statistics
  • Research Ethics
  • Lab Tour

In addition to these weekly classes we offer day courses during the weekend. The 2015 course 'What’s New in Cancer Research', held in June was rated highly by participants.

"This was a good course delivered by an excellent lecturer. As a lay person I feel that it covered as much information as I could take in at this point, and contained as much content as possible in one day."

"This was an excellent series of lectures pitched at exactly the right level for me. The course gave me a much better understanding of modern cancer research. It was most impressive that one lecturer covered the whole day. Both the hand-outs and the course materials were very good. This was a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable day."

Visit the Department for Continuing Education website to find out the next opportunity.

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